(NaturalHealth365) It’s widely known, within the natural health world, that mineral deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity greatly contribute to behavioral problems in children and adults. Thankfully, for years, cutting-edge practitioners have successfully treated children with these issues using holistic protocols.
Research is finally catching up and a recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health examined hair concentration levels in 1,967 autistic children aged 0-15 years. They found that many of them were suffering from zinc, magnesium and calcium deficiencies as well as high burdens of several toxic metals such as aluminum, cadmium and lead; with babies aged 0-3 suffering the most.
How do mineral deficiencies cause greater brain damage?
Research reveals that a deficiency in magnesium and calcium further enhances the toxic effects of lead on cognitive and behavioral development. There is a significant inverse relationship between the dietary intake of calcium and the uptake of lead in the body.
Since this study as well as others have found elevated blood lead levels not only in children with autism, but those with ADHD as well, it is imperative that a heavy metal screening is performed on children with those diagnoses. Both are more than simply a DSM diagnosis. There are multiple factors involved and a thorough evaluation that looks at your child’s entire symptomology is truly what is needed.
What do I tell my doctor?
For treatment, as well as prevention, of autism, the researchers recommend that for children showing autism symptoms early in life – be sure to check for metabolic and mineral disorders. If your doctor can’t do this – find another doctor that can help.
A 2011 study published in Reproductive Toxicology found that being exposed to toxic substances in the womb has epigenomic implications for health not only in the fetus but transgenerationally as well. Meaning what happens in the womb can impact not only your child, but your grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Watch out for the hidden dangers of lead
We have all heard about lead poisoning and most of us associate this with kids eating paint chips off of old painted walls. However, there are so many ways that children are exposed to lead and we now know that even low levels can cause ADHD, so the actionable level in the United States was changed to 5 mcg/dcl a few years back.
In fact, one study showed that single digit lead levels have significant impact on IQ, ADHD, cardiovascular disease and kidney function.
Have you been told the truth about vaccines? We have been informed that studies continually show that there is no correlation between vaccines and autism. However, there are studies showing a link between vaccines and autism – as I have written about in Science troubled over mercury in vaccines and Vaccine aluminum linked to specific learning disorders.
What’s more is that the body burden of lead in our children is not being studied in conjunction with vaccines. What happens if my child who has 7 mcg/dcl of lead gets a vaccine with aluminum?
What if, in addition, the plates I bought at my local department store contain lead (the FDA allows 3 ppm of lead in dinnerware) and my child is eating artificially colored foods (which by the way contain lead, mercury and arsenic)? Our children don’t live in a bubble, yet our research on vaccines tends to look at one factor – thimerosal in vaccines and claims there is not a link when some research clearly supports a link.
The holistic approach to healing
With CEASE Therapy, I have witnessed the detoxification of children and adults that has helped them heal. Using not only your pediatrician’s guidance, but those of naturopaths, nutritionists, acupuncturists, music therapists and sound healing will help give your child a solid foundation for healing.
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About the author: Sima Ash of Healing 4 Soul is a clinical and classical homeopath and certified clinical nutritionist who utilizes a unique approach pioneered by Tinus Smits, M.D. called CEASE therapy. The aim of CEASE treatment is systematic detoxification of the causes of illness, leading to step by step improvement and restoration of health in the individual. For additional information, please visit – Healing4Soul.com. You can follow Sima on Facebook at ‘Cease Therapy California’ and through her weekly blog on NaturalHealth365.com
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